"Hm, a Society for Vepsians' sake..
..for our sake?
International meeting in the given up beautiful
village of Sarjärv in the Middle Vepsia:
Introducing the projects of the Rules of the Vepsian Society to be founded.
registration of the Rules by state authorities in
St.Petersburg, the Vepsian population was made acquaited with
them to ensure they reflect real needs and are accepted by the Vepsians
living in their remote taiga settlements.
|Simultaneously there were held large consultations with related organisations in Finland and other Western countries to gain support for the newly born Vepsian Society, which should act as a subject of law of the Russian Federation.|
|Much more informal and
vividly than in Stockholm and Helsinki numerous Vepsian families were
met to collect rural peoples' opinions and point of views on the place
to register the Society to be able to cover all the
Everybody spoke in favour of the city of St.Petersburg, which was finally chosen.
|Being aware of general
coruptedness of the Russian authorities many of us were rather mistrustful
in the beginning.
Nevertheless there were some honest Russians officials, who were eager to cooperate for sake of revitalization of the Vepsian nation, formerly unknown to them .
|A few years later...
One of the current meetings at the Board of the St Petersburg Vepsian Society, which are regularly held to consider new aiding or development programs or to greet new local groups of Vepsians joining us as our collective members.
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